Saturday, July 16, 2016

Wolfpack

It's finally happened... WE HAVE BOOKED DATES IN LAS VEGAS!!! 

Thanks to the continued love and support from people like you, we kept pushing to get shows in Vegas. We've finally secured a 4-show run (in the very near future) and we couldn't be happier about it!

However, not ALL expenses are covered, so we're sucking up our pride and asking for help. (Kinda like asking your parents for money... at the age of 45). 

Monday, February 29, 2016

TOUR LIFE W/DFR

We are finally going to be doing some more traveling in 2016, which is something we've been trying to do for a few years. We'll be visiting the following cities all by July:
Wichita, KS
Las Vegas, NV
Laguna Beach, CA
Aspen, CO
Fort Knox, TN
Osage Beach, MO

Stay up to date on our travels on Twitter & Instagram at @DanceFloorRiot.


Saturday, June 6, 2015

It is finally happening...

Anyone who has ever been in a band will understand and sympathize with the following...
All bands have a list of "dream shows" and "dream venues" they would love to play.  This list usually starts with more attainable goals, with a few long-term ones dabbled in as well.  For instance, one of our early-on goals when we first started was to play at St. Louis hotspot "Helen Fitzgerald's" since every huge band that worked the circuit played there.  We achieved that goal in under a year.  We have accomplished many of our more attainable goals, a couple of the long-term ones, and even a few bigger ones we weren't even realizing would be a possibility. 

Well, to make a long story short, since our band has started we have always had a "dream show" that we have wanted to play; Halloween night at the world famous Lemp Mansion. It is literally THE biggest Halloween party in the city, and one of the biggest in the country, given the history of Lemp Mansion.

Cutting straight to the chase here... we did it.  We finally booked it.  We will be one of three bands playing their Halloween Bash on October 31st, 2015.

We cannot express how excited and grateful we are for this opportunity!  We are all big fans of Halloween in general, especially anything relating to the Lemp Mansion, as we're all from the St. Louis area. We even rehearse in the old Lemp Brewery!

Details are HERE.  We look forward to seeing you all there!!









Monday, November 24, 2014

It's Music Video Time!!!

We are getting ready to shoot our first music video!!  We have pulled no stops with this one!!  We've put in a lot of time, creativity and money... but something was missing.  Something that makes us... "us". We racked our brains trying to figure out what was missing.... then it hit us.  We aren't "us"... without YOU!!  As cliche as it sounds, we need our fans!! 

We're sooting the video on January 11th, 2015, and we are allowed to bring 10 fans along to participate in the music video!

Here are answers to the most common questions;
Q: What would I be doing in the video?
A: Just rocking out to a DFR show!  We're playing a medley of songs, and we need a group of people who are willing to stand in front of us and dance and rock out to us!

Q: How long will I need to be there?
A: You'll need to arrive by 4:30pm. You could potentially be there until midnight.  (Like I said, we're going all-out on this). Very unlikely you'd be there until midnight, but possible. So you'd need to be prepared to stay that long just in case.

Q: If we're staying from 4:40-midnight, is dinner provided?
A: Hell no. You have a job, you can buy your own dinner.

Q: What do I need to wear?
A: What you would wear to any of our shows!  No costumes, no logos, no photos and no text on your shirts please. Just go with solid colors or prints. Dress normal... but look good b/c this video will be seen across America!

Q: How do I get selected as 1 of the 10 people?
A: Simple. Email us and tell us why you want in! Our email is our band name at gmail.com. Tell us your name, age and phone number.

Q: Can I bring a friend 
A: Nope.  This is an invite only event, so if you want to bring a friend... make sure you put info for everyone you want to attend in the email so we can consider you all. (All attendees must be 21, and you will need to sign a release.)

We hope you're all as excited about this as we are, and we look forward to partying with some of you on January 11th!


Note: No alcohol will be allowed on set.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

BEER #2

That's right ladies & gents... we are proud to announce the release of our 2nd beer!!  But we couldn't just do it the way we did it last time... we had to go a bit bigger of course.  We've decided to make a day of it, and create a festival... "Quiet Fest".

October 4, 2014 will mark what will hopefully be the first of many festivals of its kind.  It will be held at Alpha Brewing Co in downtown St. Louis starting at 4pm. There will be BBQ for sale all evening, and of course good music.  We've gathered up some of the best acoustic acts throughout St. Louis to put together the following epic lineup:

Mixed Emotions
Jason Cole
Shauna Young
Steve Hunt
Tricky -n- M.E.
Leland's Road
Mark Boemler, and of course....
Dance Floor Quiet.

The show starts at 4pm and goes until midnight.  (Enjoy photos of tese lovely people below. Except ours... you know what we look like.)
 










OH YEAH... the beer.  We wanted to add a little more... "us" to it this time.  Not just by branding it, but by making the name of the beer coincide with what we do as well.  We came up with... "Hop, Lock & Drop It".  Think about it, let the word play and wittiness set in, then smirk on your own time.  Here's a sneek peak at the label!


 
This beer will be a pale ale, and will be available both in draught and bottled form at the brewery that night.  

Monday, July 14, 2014

2 Wild and Crazy Shows!!

We have 2 geat shows coming up in the next month;

1. The owners of Ballpark Village were kind enough to as us to play their SEC Block Party, which will be a HUGE party at their Kansas City location (Power & Light District) featuring local & national SEC personalities and celebrities plus SEC Championship Game ticket raffles and memorabilia silent auctions... and of course yours truly playing through it all.  This is all going down on July 22nd starting at 6 pm.



2. We'll be playing for the 1st Annual "Q & Brew in the Lou" presented by the Riverfront Times.  This beer fest will take place on August 23rd starting at 4pm inside St. Louis Union Station's South Plaza. While you're there, you can pick up samples from your favorite local microbreweries, and enjoy 'cue from Sugarfire Smoke House, Rib Shack and Bully's Smokehouse. We'll be providing the live music and there will be goodies from plenty of local vendors. Summer in St. Lou with beer and barbecue: What better way to spend a late-summer day?! (You can buy tickets HERE)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Our Pinnacle Thus Far.

Last night we hit what most would say has been the pinnacle of DFR's journey to this point.  We were the very first band to EVER play at Ballpark Village in St. Louis, MO.  We stood elbow to elbow with some of St. Louis' elite (Mayor Slay, Governor Nixon, Charlie Dooley, Al Hrabosky, Murphy Lee, etc as the owners of this entire organization rounded the employees in the center of this beautiful establishment and gave one hell of a pep talk!  The final phrase uttered to the staff was "Let's go out there and kick some ass!" Not only that, but we were sitting in awe as 400+ people were still walking around frantically putting the final touches on perfection. Construction workers carrying out drywall and ladders, employees learning their job titles, red rope getting put up, news anchors broadcasting live, testing the retractable roof, etc. Then at 6pm when the VIP's were allowed in, it all came together like a well-oiled machine. Mike shook the hand of one of the owners who made the decision to use DFR and thanked him, and he stopped his frantic rush to the opposite side of the building to smile and say "Guys, do me a favor, and just kick some serious ass tonight."  Very cool.

The owners of Ballpark Village have been very supportive of Dance Floor Riot from Day 1, and we have done everything in our power to make sure we are bringing our A-Game to them each and every single time we step foot on their establishment.  When we got the call about playing the Grand Opening we were more than thrilled. To know that we would literally be the first band to ever play a live show there, is humbling.  Then, to find out we would be opening for Third Eye Blind simply put it over the top.  This news was given to us when we took our initial tour of BPV back when it was still drywall and tape and we could barely hold onto the news.

Below is a picture of our show there last night. This was during our sound check.




We played 2 hours straight... no break.  This did cause us to not personally greet some of you as usual, but as mentioned earlier... we want to give it our all.  There was an overwhelming response by you, the fans.  These next pictures speak volumes about you all. 

 




There was a line to get into BPV for the Third Eye Blind concert that was easily 3 blocks long, if not more... and everyone in these pictures... was not in it. That means you committed to seeing us, and that is simply amazing.  You didn't care to see Ballpark Village. You didn't care to see Third Eye Blind.  You were there to see us. Little known fact: Third Eye Blind was amongst you all watching our show from 7:30-8!

We were a part of history.  And in 10 days from the date of this blog posting, we will be back there again, playing on the very same stage Third Eye Blind played on last night for the Cardinals' Home Opener, which will undoubtedly be a madhouse... and we can not wait.  Then 11 days later we will be releasing our own branded beer for public purchase/consumption.  We are growing every year, and couldn't do it without all of you.  From each and every single member of Dance Floor Riot... "Thank You".